This will be my 5th or 6th batch of eggs. Out of those I only got 1 chick!! They all developed fine right until the last minute then died in shell before pipping With each hatch I have collaberated thermometer and hygrometer, replaced both, tried higher/ lower humidity, turned more or less times. I'm just not sure why it keeps happening. The breed I'm trying to hatch is miniature (eggs shipped from different sellers each time) All the eggs are tiny, and egg-topsys have found quite large chicks. I'm also using a really cheap incubator that doesn't have good hatch results anyway... I have 4 eggs on day 18, due Friday. They are all alive, air cell looks good, This time I've been dry incubating. The humidity has stayed around 35 the whole way and I plan on bumping it to 65 today. The question.. Should I just help these chicks out? I'm fed up with them dying in shell fully formed perfect babies, it's so sad and I really need a mate for my other chick. I know by helping they can die, and you may be helping chicks that shouldn't have hatched anyway.. But surely giving some hope is better than letting them perish... What does everyone think? I've read up on helping them out.